ACA Accreditation


Camp Gan Israel Highland Park NJ is proud to be one of the few accredited day camps in the Central NJ area by the American Camp Association!

Are you wondering what the difference is between state licensing of camps and accreditation by ACA? (FYI, Camp Gan Izzy Highland Park has both!!)

ACA Accreditation means that your child’s camp cares enough to undergo a thorough peer review of its operation — from staff qualifications and training to emergency management.

American Camp Association collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at your child’s camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Camps and ACA form a partnership that promotes growth and fun in an environment committed to safety.ACA Accreditation is voluntary and ACA accreditation assures families that camps have made the commitment to a safe, nurturing environment for their children.ACA goes beyond basic requirements for health, cleanliness, and food service into specific areas of programming, including camp staff from director through counselors, emergency management plans, health care, and management. ACA applies separate standards for activities such as the waterfront and travel.ACA Logo